Summer Reading Program


The 2016 Summer Reading Program at the Bellingham Public Library is sponsored by the the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

The Summer Reading Program runs from Wednesday, June 22 through Friday, August 19. The big kick-off event will be Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00pm at the Bellingham High School auditorium with an awesome family show: Circus Minimus! There is no cost to attend the program and no registration is necessary. If you are looking for a fun family event, stop by!

Additionally, there will be nearly 150 children’s programs during the eight weeks of the summer reading program for children of all ages. These programs include story times, crafts, family events, and performances ranging from puppet shows and animal programs to Touch a Truck and a visit from Elephant & Piggie! There’s something for everyone.

You can win prizes at the library just for visiting us! Here’s how. Also, when you’re looking for a book to read this summer, it might be a good idea to check your summer reading list first.

NOTE: The Pawtucket Red Sox have again graciously offered every participant of the library’s summer reading program a free ticket to a Pawtucket Red Sox game! The game is on Monday, August 22. Before the game, all summer reading participants will be honored during an on-field ceremony! A child will be considered a summer reading participant the first time s/he completes a reading log. Get your free voucher at the library.